Workshop on How to Increase Ship CFD Simulation Accuracy, Efficiency with Pointwise Meshing Flexibility

Pointwise is hosting the Pointwise for Marine CFD Simulation Workshop in Hamburg, Germany on 12 November 2019. In the workshop, we will conduct live, interactive demonstrations on how to increase ship CFD simulation accuracy and efficiency with meshing flexibility and present technical background information about the how and why of the meshing techniques developed and honed with many years of experience in Pointwise.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Attendees do not have to be customers of Pointwise. Register for the workshop:

Pointwise has been used for many years for CFD preprocessing of ship hulls, propellers, and appendages. It reduces the number of computational cells needed for marine CFD simulations because of its ability to generate high aspect ratio cells, critical to resolving high Reynolds number boundary layer flows, and the flexibility it provides to use different mesh topologies to suit different geometry and flow resolution needs. Using fewer cells leads to quicker turnaround times of CFD simulations.

Recent work in Pointwise has increasingly automated the mesh generation process so mesh generation turnaround times can be decreased as well. The T-Rex, anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion technique, in particular automatically generates layers of regular hexahedral cells to resolve boundary layers while conforming to specified spacing, quality, and interference specifications. The end result is high-quality, high aspect ratio cells generated quickly in an automated process.

Dr. Rick Matus, Executive Vice President of Pointwise, Inc., and Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Fuchs, owner of CFD Beratung, are presenting at the workshop.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

Pointwise is a registered trademark of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let’s Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


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Andrea Alvarado